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LESSON NOTES

Lower Intermediate S6 #1
Who is That Japanese Person?

CONTENTS
2 Kanji
2 Kana
3 Romanization
4 English
6 Vocabulary
6 Sample Sentences
7 Vocabulary Phrase Usage
9 Grammar
12 Cultural Insight

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野沢菜味: ねぇ、実、冬休みの前に出た宿題、終わった? 11. 野沢菜味: 行ってきます! 5. (アラーム): (ピピピピー。) 2. 那須実: へ? 12.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . お母さん: 何回も起こしたわよ。 4. 那須実: おっす、ノザワナ。 7. 私の名前は野沢菜味。田畑高校に通っている高校二年生。 6. 那須実: やべえ。 KANA CONT'D OVER JAPANESEPOD101.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 2 . 野沢菜味: 彼はうちの近所に住んでいる那須実。同じ田畑高校二年生。 口も頭も悪いけど、実の弾くピアノはすごい。 実のお母さんは、ピアノの先生で家にピアノが三台もある。 10. 野沢菜味: やめてよ。「野沢」か、「菜味」って呼んでって何度も言っている でしょう。 8. 野沢菜味: 本を十冊読んで、レポートを百枚書く宿題。 13. 野沢菜味: うーん。え?8時?(バタバタバタバタ) もう!お母さん、何で起こしてくれなかったの? 3. KANJI 1. 那須実: 急げ、遅刻するぞ。 9.

なすみのる: おっす、ノザワナ。 7.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . なすみのる: へ? 12. のざわなみ: ほんを じゅっさつよんで、レポートをひゃくまいかく しゅくだい。 13. のざわなみ: うーん。え?はちじ?(バタバタバタバタ) もう!おかあさん、なんで おこして くれなかった の? 3. おかあさん: なんかいも おこした わ よ。 4.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 3 . なすみのる: いそげ、ちこくするぞ。 9. なすみのる: やべえ。 ROMANIZATION CONT'D OVER JAPANESEPOD101. わたしのなまえは のざわ なみ。たばたこうこうに かよっている こうこう にねんせい。 6. のざわなみ: かれは うちのきんじょにすんでいる なすみのる。おなじ たばたこう こう にねんせい。 くちも あたまも わるいけど、みのるの ひくピアノは すごい。 みのるのおかあさんは、ピアノの せんせいで いえに ピアノが さん だい も ある。 10. (アラーム): (ピピピピー。) 2. のざわなみ: ねぇ、みのる、ふゆやすみの まえに でた しゅくだい、おわった? 11. のざわなみ: いって きます! 5. のざわなみ: やめてよ。「のざわ」か、「なみ」ってよんでっ て なんども いって いるでしょう。 8.1.

Minoru no o-kā-san wa. Minoru no hiku piano wa sugoi. repōto o hyaku-mai kaku shukudai. Tabata kōkō ni kayotte iru kōkō ni-nensei. NOZAWA NAMI: Yamete yo. owatta? 11. Watashi no namae wa Nozawa Nami. Kuchi mo atama mo warui kedo. Minoru. Nozawana. NOZAWA NAMI: Hon o ju-ssatsu yonde. 8. chikoku suruzo. (ARĀMU): (pipipipī. 13. NOZAWA NAMI: Nē. NASU MINORU: isoge. NASU MINORU: He? 12. E? Hachi-ji?(batabatabatabata) Mō! O-kā-san. 7. piano no sensei de ie ni piano ga san-dai mo aru. 4.1. O-KĀ-SAN: Nan-kai mo okoshita wa yo. NOZAWA NAMI: Itte kimasu! 5. "Nozawa" ka. 6. NASU MINORU: Yabē. Onaji Tabata kōkō ni-nensei. fuyu-yasumi no mae ni deta shukudai. ENGLISH CONT'D OVER JAPANESEPOD101. nande okoshite kurenakatta no? 3. NOZAWA NAMI: Kare wa uchino kinjo ni sunde iru Nasu Minoru. 9. NASU MINORU: Ossu.) 2. NOZAWA NAMI: Ūn. 10.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 .WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 4 . "Nami" tte yonde tte nan-do mo itteiru deshō.

we're gonna be late. Nozawana. 11. He's also a second-year at Tabata High School. 10. NAMI NOZAWA: The homework was to read ten books and write a one-hundred page report. (ALARM): (Beeping) 2. MINORU NASU: 'sup. NAMI NOZAWA: I'm going! 6. Minoru's mother is a piano teacher. He has a foul mouth and he's not that smart. I've told you however many times to either call me "Nozawa" or "Nami". and he lives near us.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . MINORU NASU: Huh? 13. Huh? Eight o' clock? (rushing around) 3. haven't I? 9. Minoru. and they have THREE pianos at his house. did you finish the homework we got before winter break? 12. but he's great at playing the piano. NAMI NOZAWA: Uhh.1. I'm a second-year high school student at Tabata High School. My name is Nami Nozawa.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 5 . CONT'D OVER JAPANESEPOD101. MINORU NASU: Hurry it up . 8. NAMI NOZAWA: Stop it. 7. NAMI NOZAWA: Hey. why didn't you wake me up? 4. Gah! Mum. MOTHER: I woke you up countless times. 5. NAMI NOZAWA: He's Minoru Nasu.

to attend. amazing Adj(i) SAMPLE SENTENCES JAPANESEPOD101.V1 high school 高校生 こうこうせい kōkōsei student senior high 高校 こうこう kōkō school to wake someone. 終わる おわる owaru V1 近所 きんじょ kinjo neighborhood to play (violin. やばい やばい yabai uh oh.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . terrible. to end. how?. MINORU NASU: Uh-oh. 弾く ひく hiku piano).V1 yikes! (young persons' slang).V5 to commute. to 起こす おこす okosu cause. 何で なんで nan de what for?. VOCABULARY Kanji Kana R omaji English C lass why?. to raise. to go 通う かよう kayou back and forth.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 6 .14. how come? 冬休み ふゆやすみ fuyuyasumi winter vacation ピアノ ピアノ piano piano noun to finish.

COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . go-ji ni okoshite kudasai. Watashi wa piano o hiku koto ga daisuki desu. I go to school every day. ku-ji? Yabai! It's already 9? Uh-oh.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 7 . Kōkōsei ni natta.”) when leaving one's home or a place that you expect to come back to later. Please wake me up at 5 in the morning tomorrow. VOCABULARY PHRASE USAGE 行ってきます 。[ Itte kimasu. Various counters 台[ dai ]: Counter for machines or vehicles 枚[ mai ]: Counter for thin. 高校までスクールバスで行きます。 明日の朝、5時に起こしてください。 Kōkō made sukūru-basu de ikimasu. Ashita no asa.何で? 冬休みに何をしますか。 Nan de? Fuyu-yasumi ni nani o shimasu ka? Why? What are you going to do during the winter vacation? ピアノを持っていますか。 終わりました! Piano o motte imasu ka. もう、9時?やばい! Mō. market. flat objects JAPANESEPOD101. Owarimashita! Do you have a piano? I'm done! 近所のスーパーでキャベツを二個かった。 私はピアノを弾くことが大好きです。 Kinjo no sūpā de kyabetsu o ni-ko katta. ] We use the phrase “ittekimasu”(literal translation “I'll go and return. I bought two heads of cabbage at the local super I love playing the piano. I became a high school student. 毎日、私は学校に通っています。 高校生になった。 Mainichi watashi wa gakkō ni kayotteimasu. I go to high school by school bus. The person who is staying says “itterasshai” as a response.

冊 [satsu ]: Counter for books 回 [ kai ]: Counter for occurrences 度 [do ]: Counter for occurrences / Counter for degrees(temperature) 年生 [ nensei ]: student in .year Counters 台[ dai ] 年 [nen ] 回[ kai ] 冊 [satsu] いちだい ichi. じゅっさつ ju- 10 dai nen kkai ssatsu JAPANESEPOD101. いちねん ichi. じゅっかい ju.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 .WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 8 . さんねん san. いっさつ i- 1 dai nen いっかい i-kkai ssatsu 2 にだい ni-dai にねん ni-nen にかい ni-kai にさつ ni-satsu さんだい san. ろくねん roku. さんさつ san- 3 dai nen kai satsu よんだい yon. よんさつ yon- 4 dai よねん yo-ne kai satsu ごさつ go- 5 ごだい go-dai ごねん go-nen ごかい go-kai satsu ろくだい roku. じゅうねん jū. ろっかい ro. よんかい yon. さんかい san. ろくさつ roku- 6 dai nen kkai satsu ななだい ななねん ななかい ななさつ nana-dai nana-nen nana-kai nana-satsu 7 orしちだい or しちねん or しちかい orしちさつ shichi-dai shichi-nen shichi-kai shichi-satsu はっかい はっさつ ha-kkai ha-ssatsu はちだい はちねん 8 or はちかい or はちさつ hachi-dai hachi-nen hachi-kai hachi-satsu きゅうだい きゅうねん きゅうかい きゅうさつ 9 kyū-dai kyū-nen kyū-kai kyū-satsu じゅうだい jū.

it modifies and gives us more information about the noun (in this case the bread). Modif ying Clause s The most important thing to remember is that Japanese modifying clauses work backwards from English. In this lesson. In English. this modifying clause always follows the noun.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 .other counters 年生[nensei] 個[ko] with same 枚[mai] 時[ji] -counter for pattern 度[do] small item 時間[jikan] GRAMMAR T he f ocus of t his le sson is Re vie wing Modif ying Clause s 彼はうちの近所に住んでいる那須実 。 Kare wa uchi no kinjo ni sunde iru Nasu Minoru. First. Now let's look at the same phrase in Japanese: Modifying Clause Noun 私が かった パン watashi ga katta pan 私の かった パン watashi no katta pan Here are some important rules to remember for Japanese modifying clauses: JAPANESEPOD101.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 9 . you’ll review modifying clauses and particles that come after amounts. let's take a look at a modifying clause in English: Noun Modifying Clause The bread that I bought The person who is wearing a jacket We call the phrase "that I bought" the modifying clause. He 's Minoru Nasu. and he live s ne ar us.

In intermediate level Japanese. the modifying clauses you come across will become longer. • The subject in the clause has to be marked by ga or no. "I still use the bag that my father gave me 20 years ago.• The modifying clause comes before the noun. In a long sentence." • 父が買ってくれたかばん Chichi ga kattekureta kaban "The bag my father gave me" • 20 年前に父が買ってくれたかばん 20-nen mae ni chichi ga katte kureta kaban "The bag that my father gave me 20 years ago" • 私は20 年前に父が買ってくれたかばんをまだ使っている。 Watashi wa 20-nen mae ni chichi ga katte kureta kaban o mada tsukatte iru. • The phrase modifies a noun has to be informal form. • パン pan "bread" • 私が買ったパン watashi ga katta pan "the bread that I bought" • 私が買ったパンを食べたネズミ watashi ga katta pan o tabeta nezumi "the mouse that ate the bread that I bought" • ネコは、私が買ったパンを食べたネズミをつかまえた。 Neko wa watashi ga katta pan o tabeta nezumi o tsukamaeta." JAPANESEPOD101. it is very important to get used to hearing and using modifying clauses.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . "The cat caught the mouse that ate the bread that I bought.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 10 . Wa should be reserved for marking the topic of the whole sentence. it’s important to identify where the modifying clause starts and ends to get the correct meaning. and you will even come across complex sentences where a modifying clause are embedded inside another modifying clause. This is because as your level of Japanese gets higher.

" JAPANESEPOD101. 実の弾くピアノはすごい Minoru no hiku piano wa sugoi. rep ōto o hayku-mai kaku shukudai . "Minoru is great at playing the piano." Examples 1." 3. "Kate knows as many as five thousand kanji. It corresponds to "as many as" or "as much as.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 11 ." 2. "The homework was to read ten books and write one hundred essays. 本を十冊読んで、レポートを百枚書く宿題。 Hon o ju-ssatsu yonde. "He's Minoru Nasu." 2.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . 日本から南アフリカまで18 時間もかかります。 Nihon kara Minami Afurika made 18-jikan mo kakarimasu.Example s From T his Le sson's Dialogue 1. ケイトは漢字を5000 個も知っている。 Keito wa kanji o gosen-ko mo shitte iru. (私は)田畑高校に通っている高校二年生(です)。 (Watashi wa )Tabata kōkō ni kayotteiru kōkō ni-nensei (desu). "I'm a second-year high school student at Tabata High School. 冬休みの前に出た宿題、終わった? Fuyu-yasumi no mae ni deta shukudai owatta? "Did you finish the homework we got before winter break?" 5. 彼はうちの近所に住んでいる那須実(です)。 Kare wa uchi no kinjo ni sundeiru Nasu Minoru (desu). and he lives near us." [amount ]+mo も (mo) emphasizes the amount or the extent of something." 4. "It takes a good eighteen hours (as long as eighteen hours) to get to South Africa from Japan.

Particle Lesson 20 • particle mo → Particle Lesson 24 • nan-do mo/ nan-kai mo→ Beginner Season 5 Lesson 13 CULTURAL INSIGHT 若者言葉 ( わかものことば )-young people’s language JAPANESEPOD101. “Since this book is interesting.. When the speaker thinks the amount is low. "It takes only two hours and a half to get to South Korea from Japan." When mo follows “nan+counter” it means "any number of …" or "many. I read it many times.” • 日本から南アフリカまで何時間もかかります。 Nihon kara Minami Afurika made nan-jikan mo kakarimasu.Please note that this [amount ]+mo is used when the speaker thinks the amount is a lot. nan-kai mo yomimashita. 日本から韓国まで2時間半しかかかりません。 Nihon kara Kankoku made ni-jikan han shika kakarimasen. "Kate knows only five kanji.COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 ." Re f e re nce • -te kureru → Beginner Season 5 Lesson 20 • Modifying clause→ Beginner Season 4 Lesson 49. ケイトは漢字を5こしか知らない。 Keito wa kanji o go-ko shika shiranai.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 12 . shika---nai meaning “only” is used." • この本は面白かったので、何回も読みました。 Kono hon wa omoshirokatta node. Beginner Season 5 Lesson 4.." 2. 1. "It takes several hours to get to South Africa from Japan.

COM LOWER INTERMEDIATE S6 #1 . the "-ai" or "-oi" ending in adjectives becomes an elongated "ē" sound. no good” → やべえ [ yabē ] • すごい [sugoi] “awesome.In very casual conversation between young people.WHO IS THAT JAPANESE PERSON? 13 . great” → すげえ [sugē] Please note that this usage has an extremely casual or rough connotation and is not appropriate in formal situations. JAPANESEPOD101. Example • やばい [ yabai ] “uh-oh.